Should I be concerned about lead?

The city tests for lead and copper at residences in the distribution system, as mandated by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) and the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Lead and copper test results have been historically low for Oldsmar, and, as such, the FDEP and EPA have granted reduced monitoring for our system. Information on lead in drinking water, testing methods, and steps you can take to minimize exposure are available at

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1. What is the hardness of the water?
2. Do I still need a water softener?
3. Should I be concerned about lead?